An Enemy of the People
Published: November 1977
For Secondary School Students
An Enemy of the People addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one man's brave struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. The play's protagonist, Dr Stockmann, represents the playwright's own voice.
"I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama. It may (have) many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea." Henrik Ibsen